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Make a Hexagonal Box




The hexagon box measures 11cm x 5 cm, it is an unusual box shape that looks very impressive but is easy to do. It also has a separate lid, so the box and lid can be made out of two different coloured cards if you like and they can be decorated to compliment or contrast with each other. The combinations are endless, have fun making them.



Things to make and do - hexagonal box


You will need:



2 x A4 card
scissors
craft knife or bone tool
ruler
PVA glue
Bits and pieces for decorating the box and lid



Things to make and do - hexagonal box




What to do



1. Download the templates onto the back of the pieces of card. If your printer has trouble printing onto card, then print the templates onto printer paper, cut them out and draw around them onto the back of the card, referring to the printout for where the fold lines and cut lines are. (The cut lines are solid , the fold lines are dotted.) There are two sets of templates - the second set have no dotted lines on them; this makes them look more professional when they're made, as the inside of the box will be plain, without dotted lines on it. But be careful, as they will be harder to make! There's a small guide picture showing the dotted fold lines on each template to help you.



Download Hexagon Box Base Template



Download Hexagon Box Top Template



Download Hexagon Box Base Template without dotted lines



Download Hexagon Box Top Template without dotted lines



Things to make and do - hexagonal box



2. The box and lid are made in the same way so these instructions are for both pieces. Cut out the templates following the solid lines.

Things to make and do - hexagonal box



3. Score along the dotted fold lines using a bone folder and ruler or very gently using a craft knife and ruler (remember not to cut through the card, it is just to help it fold).

Things to make and do - hexagonal box



4. Fold over the sides and tabs and press with your finger.

Things to make and do - hexagonal box



Things to make and do - hexagonal box



Things to make and do - hexagonal box



5. Check which side of the tabs will need gluing and spread on PVA glue. Press them into position and hold for a couple of seconds while the glue sets. Remember the tabs should be on the inside of the box!

Things to make and do - hexagonal box



Things to make and do - hexagonal box



6. The box and lid are now ready for decorating. I cut a hexagon shape out of dotty card and stuck it to the top of the lid with PVA glue, I then cut strips of the same card and stuck them around the sides of the box. Next I glued some blue rick-rack braid around the lid edge and finished off gluing three heart shaped buttons to the centre of the lid.

Things to make and do - hexagonal box



Things to make and do - hexagonal box



Things to make and do - hexagonal box




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